Washington, DC

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.


In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.


In the following Internship Application form, please be prepared to submit the following information or documents:

  • Your academic information (degree pursued, graduation date, and grade point average)

  • Specific areas of interest to you

  • Prior internship experience, if any

  • Career objectives

  • A paragraph about yourself and why you would like to intern in a congressional office

  • Cover letter, including your preference of DC or District office internship 

  • Resume 

  • Two professional references that we may call upon

  • One letter of recommendation (optional)

To apply for an internship in one of our offices, please complete and submit the Internship form.